Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Key to my Heart

On the weekend I went to Lady Petrova's School of Fabulousness Create a Flower Crown class, where as the name of the class suggests we learnt how to make a flower crown! Now I've made my own flower crowns in the past but Lady Petrova's flower crowns are known for their fullness and amazing flower combinations so I was eager to learn from the best.

I set to work making my crown - going with my trademark pink with a blue headband to match my outfit.

Looking in the mirror to see if my flower crown needed any adjustments.

Very happy with the final results.

Delicious tea and mini cupcakes were served after the class.

Everyone in their stunning floral creations. The class is held in this amazing rooftop venue with full city view. It was such a beautiful sunny autumn day, although the sun was a little too bright for our eyes for this photo.

With the queen of all things flower crown - Lady Petrova.

I wore what has fast become one of my favourite outfits. I bought the fabulous dress the night of the Miranda Skoczek collaboration with Gorman launch, which was a really fun event made even more fun by the amazing collection which I just love. Every piece is adorable and I now own another dress from the collab so be sure to check back in for my blog post featuring that.

Outfit details
Dress Miranda Skoczek for Gorman
Blue tights We Love Colors
Pink pom pom earrings Poms Jewellery
Key necklace Michael Hill
Silver bag Dejcuba
Bangle Tsumori Chisato
Rings | Pink gift bow ring Tokyo's Tokyo at Omohara Tokyu Plaza | Pink triangle ring Gorman Surprise Clearance Outlet | Red acrylic ring MOMA NYC | Stack of rings Tsumori Chisato

My finished flower crown in all it's glory - so happy with how it turned out.

I wore my new favourite necklace from Michael Hill jewellery, which means a lot to me. If you've been following my blog and social media over these last few months you would know that my husband and I had a little rough patch where we had a break for a few months (which after eight years of marriage is kind of understandable). Anyway I'm happy to say we have consciously recoupled and are more in love than ever. Last week we celebrated our eighth wedding anniversary and for my gift Henry gave me this beautiful key necklace as I'll always have the key to his heart, which was just so lovely and romantic. Oh and notice my name tag there, Lady Petrova somehow made mine to perfectly match what I wore, how lucky!

Whilst it was rather sunny it was still really cold in Melbourne so I had to wear tights or freeze to death. I found these old We Love Colors tights bundled up in a drawer, unopened and never worn, and immediately knew they would perfectly match this new dress with my cute pastel pink jelly heels, and I'm all about the matchy matchy as you know.

My sweet little Michael Hill jewellery wedding anniversary pressie from Henry (。♥‿♥。)

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Pink Romance

For their Autumn/Winter 'Bush Magic' collection Romance Was Born were inspired by the iconic illustrations and stories by May Gibbs of her Gumnut Babies. A national treasure, the stories of these cherubic Gumnut Babies are part of growing up in Australia with her books being best sellers for generations. I especially loved the stories of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, and would collect gumnuts from my grandma's huge Eucalyptus tree in her back garden imagining all the mischief the babies that lived inside them would get up to. So of course I just had to buy this amazing dress featuring some of these adorable Gumnut Babies, the fact that it was pink of course sealed the deal. I teamed the dress with my new Gorman baby pink leather jacket that I have had my eye on ever since their runway show. Such an amazing piece just made for me. The rest of the look went down the pink path, and why not? I do love it ever so much!

Outfit Details
Dress Romance Was Born
Pink Biker Gorman
Pink pom pom earrings Poms Jewellery
Pink sunglasses Craig & Karl for LeSpecs
Pink tights Kardashian Kollection from Woolies haha
Pink sneakers Nike Roshe Runs from JD Sports
Iridescent bag Maude Studio


I recently got my haircut and it wasn't meant to be this short at all, but what can you do except smile?

Pink pom pom earrings Poms Jewellery
Pink sunglasses Craig & Karl for LeSpecs
Lipstick Australis Velourlips in MAL-I-BOO


All of the pink!

Jewellery
Pink resin foil bangle Sly Pony
Rings | Pink gift bow ring Tokyo's Tokyo at Omohara Tokyu Plaza | Pink triangle ring Gorman Surprise Clearance Outlet | Red acrylic ring MOMA NYC | Stack of rings Tsumori Chisato

Close up details of the adorable Gumnut Babies print on my dress. Oh so cute!

The perfect everyday bag for me - pink and sparkly!

Iridescent bag Maude Studio

Such comfy shoes - doing #normcore my way #pinkcore!

Pink sneakers Nike Roshe Runs from JD Sports

Shop the look!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

DUFFlife

This outfit is very ME! It's LOUD, it's BOLD and it's BRIGHT hence the title of my post #DUFFlife! The DUFF is a subversive new teen comedy in cinemas 2 April that has been given the Tavi Gevinson seal of approval. #DUFFlife is all about individuality and embracing your inner DUFF (which means your truest self). For me this is it - a bold, bright and fabulous dress, fluff ball earrings and even fluffier accessories, statement shoes and my go-to favourite sunnies!

Outfit details
Dress Marimekko Unikko Flower Print 50th Anniversary Edition
Fluffy bag Chloe
Shoes Gorman
Necklace Minpin Design
Pom pom bracelet Poms Jewellery
Pom pom earrings Etsy
Sunglasses Tsumori Chisato

I adore Marimekko and am so happy that they finally have stores in Australia! I've had a special plate for my home with the Unikko flower print for over 10 years now and still love it as much as the day I bought it. The Unikko flower print is Marimekko's most famous design and in 2014 the print celebrated it's 50th Anniversary. As part of the celebrations they released a clothing collection featuring the now iconic print and this jumper dress is one of the stand out pieces from that collection. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to buy it. Not only was it such a good cut for my figure but I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to wear my favourite flower print.

So happy being me #DUFFlife

I see you babe! You too can express your inner #DUFF by hashtagging #DUFFlife on social media. Show us what makes you unique and you can win some great prizes. Make sure to follow me on Instagram to find out how to win.

Pom pom earrings are everything to me!

Now I even have a pom pom bracelet!

I love this cute little necklace I picked up at a craft market. Mixing local hand made pieces with designer and vintage is so me #DUFFlife!

Vintage Chloe fur ball bag - fluffy furry accessories are my thing you guys!

Gorman make the best shoes!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

So Frenchy So Chic

As most of you would know I recently moved house and nothing makes me feel more at home than a bunch of fresh flowers. This bunch of Australian natives caught my eye at my local florist as I love the colours and textures of the Banksia and Warratah flowers against the greens of the native leaves and grasses. Not only do Banksias and Waratahs look stunning they also last a really long time as as they dry out they retain their colour and shape. I actually had my last bunch for over six months so it's a good investment too, especially at only $10 a bunch in my new neighbourhood compared to the $18 of my old area.

I've been a big fan of Breton stripes forever, I mean who doesn't love this classic wardrobe staple? For a long time plus size women have been told that horizontal stripes are a big no-no which I believe is just not true! Wear whatever you want and feel confident and happy in. Personally I think horizontal stripes emphasise my curves in all the right places and as soon as I saw this Gorman dress I knew it would look amazing on me, and it does (well at least I think so). Paired back with simple black accessories this look is a more casual everyday look for me, just a simple day of running errands, picking up groceries at the local market and meeting a friend for brunch.

Outfit details
Breton stripes dress Gorman
Sunglasses Le Specs from Universal Store
Pom pom earrings Etsy
Pom pom bangle Poms Jewellery
Black sandals I Love Billy

This classic look called for more simple and understated sunglasses than you're used to from me. I'm not always about the loud and crazy but everything I wear does have to have a certain 'design edge' to it. What I love about these Le Specs sunnies from Universal Store is their clear pinky bronze toned frame and gold arms which I felt perfectly matched my gold Poms bangle. I'm really loving all things gold right now so finding these sunglasses was a dream.

Sunglasses Le Specs from Universal Store

Going with the French chic vibes of this outfit I also picked up some Macarons from By Josephine, my new local French Patisserie. Their macarons won best macarons of Melbourne in 2010 and I can definitely see why, well taste why - so delicious! Yes I'm already loving living North side, so many new wonderful places to visit and try.

From left to right | Breton stripes dress Gorman | Sunglasses Le Specs from Universal Store | Macarons By Josephine | Pom pom bangle Poms Jewellery | Lipstick  Ulta3 in Prom Night

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Gorman A15 Moth and Moon

I was lucky enough to be invited to my all time favourite designer Gorman's A15 runway show for their Moth & Moon collection. The label was also celebrating 16 years, a huge achievement in the volatile world of fashion. Luckily Gorman are going from strength to strength with each new collection, always outdoing themselves design wise. To say I was excited to get the invitation to this in the mail is an understatement as I'm pretty sure you're all aware of just how much I do love this label. Well they certainly did not disappoint, every little detail of the night was amazing which you'll see in a moment but of course the clothes themselves were the absolute highlight as you can see above, photo by Lucas Dawson Photography.

The stunning location for the evening was the Conservatory in the Fitzroy Gardens which made the perfect backdrop for Gorman's trademark colourful collection.

Each invited guest received an exclusive fern print cushion, specially made for the event and embroidered on the reverse side with 'Gorman, Fitzroy Gardens a'15' as well as a delicious smelling candle and the beautifully shot Autumn look book which was photographed in Japan.

I told you every detail was perfect.

I couldn't resist taking some outfit photos pre-show in the space. I've actually shot an outfit here before but every time you visit the conservatory there are new flowers, arrangements and colours to discover.

I decided to not wear a full head to toe Gorman outfit as I guessed that's what most people would be doing (and I was right) so I went with my new Karen Walker bloom sweater dress. I was just wondering through Myer when I spotted it and I knew it had to be mine, that pale blue and white print is just to die for. Of course I still wanted to have some Gorman in my outfit so I wore my favourite Gorman wood block platform heels that I bought when they were first released but are heavily discounted now so get on that guys as they're the best shoes to wear and look so cute, honestly! The rest of my look comprised of my fave Lady Petrova floral crown, my Ne-Net polar bear/bunny rabbit bag and my trusty Tsumori Chisato sunglasses. Oh and my DIY white pom pom earrings I made using bits and pieces I bought at a Japanese jewellery supplies shop.

Outfit details
Dress Karen Walker
Flower crown Lady Petrova
White pom pom earrings DIY
Sunglasses Tsumori Chisato
Fluffy bag Ne-net
Navy heels Gorman



Flower crown Lady Petrova
White pom pom earrings DIY
Sunglasses Tsumori Chisato


Fluffy bag Ne-net
Gold bangle Estelle Dévé


Navy heels Gorman

Where I was seated was really difficult for getting any front facing photos of the models because of shadows so all further runway photos are by Lucas Dawson Photography.

This gold jumpsuit was a real crowd pleaser but is unfortunately a runway only piece and not going into production. Talking to Lisa Gorman after the show she said everyone had mentioned it to her and of course everyone wants the runway only piece but her and Emily Ward the runway stylist had created the piece that day using other pieces and fabric from the collection earlier that day. Hopefully it does get made, if not for this season perhaps the next because I can totally see my bff Lauren rocking this.

Gorman's knits are the best and this is no exception.

Hello pink coat you were made for me.

I'm going to try both these pieces on as soon as they land in store. The gold foil pleated skirt is just a stand out piece I think I need in my wardrobe.

This seasons fern print as seen on the cushions earlier.

Gorman are known for their prints and I must say this is one of their best ever designs. Another item for the growing wish list.

The title Moth & Moon print is another standout print by Gorman. Those over the knee socks better be going into production because I need them!

I saw this baby pink cropped leather jacket in store the other day and didn't have time to try it on but you can be sure that I will be trying it on as soon as possible and hopefully purchasing it too - it's so perfect for me. I just love this whole look.

Yep guess what, I love this too. That puffa jacket and bag please be mine.

That circle bag - oh my! The dress - be still my beating heart.

What a fabulous collection. You can see the full album of runway photos on the Gorman facebook page. Thank you to Gorman and the team for having me, it was a wonderful night full of beautiful clothes and scenery, one that I will never forget.